Got my results not too long ago and it turns out I have super high cholesterol at 6.9.
However, the ratio of total cholesterol and HDL is at 2.5, signalling a very healthy ratio. Thought about what could have contributed to such a high total cholesterol and it hit me.
You see, I weight lift 3 times a week. As I usually lift until I’m totally exhausted, I know I have to get my proteins. I try not to eat supplements and go natural. Eggs, lean meat, yogurt, beans. I think maybe 1 or 2 years back, I received an earful from Mom about throwing away egg yolks and consuming only the whites. She said that it doesn’t matter what we eat as it’s actually our body that is the culprit that produces too much cholesterol.
I would just like to let you know Mom, that you have harmed me so far with your unsubstantiated statements.
I did my research and concluded that egg yolks do indeed raise your cholesterol levels, both HDL and LDL. The ratio may be a healthy ratio but the total cholesterol is wayyyyyy beyond healthy levels. The first indication was the arterial stiffness reading. It way pretty high at a reading of 4, while a normal person should have a reading of 2 and below.
I eat 5 whole eggs everyday. 1 egg yolk contains 200mg of cholesterol. The recommended daily intake is 300mg/day. I have been ingesting more than 1000mg/day for the past 1 to 2 years. My god!!!!!!
Conclusion is, bye bye egg yolks!
Another thing to note was uric acid. It’s already above the top range.
Conclusion is, bye bye cockles, cuttlefish, octopus, beer, kuah banjir, sardines, tuna, offals, anchovies, scallops!